ASTM-D4008 Standard Guide for Measuring Anti-Soil Deposition Properties of Laundry Detergents

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Standard Guide for Measuring Anti-Soil Deposition Properties of Laundry Detergents



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1.1 This test method provides guidelines for measuring the ability of detergents to prevent the deposition of soils from detergent solutions onto fabrics. It is intended as a laboratory screening test to aid in the formulation of detergent products, for quality control, and as a basis between the purchaser and seller in standardizing specific products' performance.

1.2 The anti-soil deposition performance of detergent products will vary greatly depending on the type of soils and fabrics used in the test. Therefore, selection of the soils, fabrics, reference detergents, and test conditions shall be made by agreement between the interested parties on the basis of experience.

1.3 The values stated in either inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Material safety data sheets are available for reagents and materials. Review them for hazards prior to usage.


Anti-soil deposition properties; Deposition; Laundering; Performance-detergent materials/applications; Reflectance and reflectivity-detergent materials/applications; Soil; Soil deposition; Soil removal properties; Textile fabr (flocked); Textile fabr (general); anti-soil deposition properties of laundry detergents (not for detergent; ranking), test,; Detergent materials/systems-laundering; anti-soil deposition propertiesof laundry detergents (not for detergent; ranking), test,; Instrumental measurement-detergents; anti-soil deposition properties oflaundry detergents (not for detergent; ranking), test

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

15.04 (Soaps and Other Detergents; Polishes; Leather; Resilient Floor Coverings)

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71.100.40 (Surface active agents)

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2019 R24 EDITION



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Publication Date

Jan. 15, 2024

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Test Method

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4 pages

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